(Lecture 7) | ‘Once upon a time’

‘ONCE UPON A TIME’

Mike began the lecture by introducing us to how all stories can relate through the time and last the test of time through generations and hundreds/thousands of years, similar to myths. ‘Everything goes may back’. Began with these linear drawings with dequences that tell a story and explain the theme.

LECTURE NOTES:

We looked at visual examples of Aboriginal art and their use of paint that could be viewed as a visual/audio masters. They tell classic stories, great myths, elders, great battles etc…

Image connections, a story that everyone knows.

Looking at more visual examples I felt I could relate to and really understand the subject area that Mike was talking about, using more well known methods and examples of stories ‘Once upon a Time’ we discussed examples of fables and how they have morals, for example, ‘The boy who cried wolf’ which I could relate to directly as it is a generational childhood story that I have heard numerous amounts of times.

Then we looked at more images and examples such as:

Pandoras box

Alice in Wonderland

Disney, how he brought all these fables and stories to life in childhood cartoons which were and are still very popular. For this example we watched a clip of the ‘Sorcerers Apprentice’ scene from the film Fantasia. Using aspects such as: music, visuals. This led to the idea of comic books which tell these stories using art.

‘Psycho’ scene was then shown to us to show popularity.

REMEMBER: IMAGES CAN BE PERCEIVED WRONGLY. THE AUDIENCE CAN MAKE THEIR OWN ASSUMPTION AND AN IMAGE HAS THE POWER TO STEER AN OPINION A SPECIFIC DIRECTION.

TASK:

  • Research into an image that tells a story
  • How does it tell the story?
  • What is the story?  

From this lecture I have learnt the power of an image/visuals and how it can affect generations of people over hundreds and even thousands of years, this has made me consider my photography in general and how I should think of the outcome in the long run, how through technical areas, my images have the potential to be seen by millions of people, be copied and kept for hundreds of years.

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